Deborah Schlossman [NRA 2023]


First name: Deborah ;
Middle name:
Last name:
Schlossman ;

Member: Non-resident Artist member ; 
2023 ;
n/a ;


I grew up in the New York suburbs and have been living in the Boston area for most of my
adult life. I work full time as an ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon, but painting has
always been an important part of my life. My style of painting is realism but not
photorealism, in that I try to place little patches of color next to one another leaving visible
brushstrokes rather than blending. I love the way it all comes together when viewed from a
distance. I have always liked muted colors and rustic things. My goal is to take ordinary
objects and make them into interesting paintings by utilizing the reflections and shadows
created by a dramatic light source. I am fascinated by the way the brain can fill in the
missing pieces when an edge is lost, or when an object can appear to be painted with great
detail, but really is made up of only a few strokes of paint placed in just the right way. I
especially like the way light changes when it encounters a convex metal surface or is bent
by glass or water. I love the way in painting we are really just creating illusions with the
limited value scale of paint.

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Instagram profile @dschlossman
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Selected Awards
2022 Newton Art Association New Members Show- Honorable Mention
2022 American Women Artists Spring Online Juried Show-Finalist
2022 16 th Art Renewal Center Salon- 4 works Semifinalists
2022 16 th Art Renewal Center Salon- Finalist
2022 Copley Society of Art Holiday Small Works Show- Merit Award
2022 Portrait Society of America, Members Only competition-Finalist, Still Life category
2023 Richeson75 International Still life and florals competition, 3 works, Merit Awards
2023 Copley Society of Art Small Works Show 2023 “On the Horizon”, Merit Award
Selected Juried Shows
2022 Galatea Fine Art Gallery show “Unquiet”

2022 American Women Artists Spring Show
2022 Copley Society of Art New Members Show
2023 Copley Society of Art Show “Winter Harmony"
2023 Academic Artists Association Exhibition of Traditional Realism
2023 Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club’s Members and Associates Online Show
2023 Salmagundi 42 nd Annual Painting, Sculpture, and Graphics Exhibition
2023 Copley Society of Art National Juried Show Through Hopper’s Lens





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Record birth date:
May 16, 2023

Last updated: February 23, 2024 at 13:24 pm

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